Auckland Chartered Accountants

John Lowther



CA BCom MComLaw(Hons) MTaxS(Hons)

John established Lowthers Chartered Accountants in 2000 as the principal partner. John has a diverse background in small business ventures including a yacht charter, radio stations, farm sales and services.

John has a formidable range of experience and expertise.  A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand and with a Public Practice Certificate, John also holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, a Masters of Commercial Law degree with Honours and a Masters in Taxation Studies with Honours from Auckland University.



Auckland Chartered Accountants

Vinita Gordon 

Head of Tax


LLB BEc(Acctng)

Vinita is a Partner in the tax division of LMG Tax partners and brings to the practice over twenty years of extensive legal tax knowledge.


Specialising predominantly in providing tax advice to numerous clients on appropriate tax structures for both trading and investment purposes.  Vinita has extensive experience with IRD tax audits and dispute resolution, immensely enjoying the challenge that tax brings. 

In her spare time Vinita enjoys reading fiction and traveling with her family.


Auckland Chartered Accountants

Sandeep Jain

Associate Director


B. Com ACA

Auckland Chartered 


Sandeep qualified as a Chartered Accountant from India and had 10 years’ experience in commerce with large corporations before migrating to NZ in 1996.


Sandeep joined Lowthers in 2001 and has a special interest in insurance claims, valuations, liquidations and tax structuring apart from routine accounting and tax compliance. Sandeep personally oversees a large number of business clients.


Annie Du 

Head of Asian Division


BSc, CA, Grad Dip Bus, Grad Dip Acct

Annie has years of experience working in senior finance positions for not-for-profit organisations and commercial companies. Her wide range of accounting, tax and commercial experience makes her an ideal business advisor. Annie has a particular talent for developing financial information systems specifically tailored to meet individual client needs.

Whilst Annie advises a wide range of clients across many industry sectors, immigration accounting is particularly close to her heart. Annie understands the practical and financial aspects associated with immigration accounting. Annie works closely with licensed immigration advisers, giving her first-hand knowledge and experience of financial methods and industry changes applicable to this specialist area.



Auckland Chartered Accountants

Martin Buchanan

Financial Controller 



Martin holds a National Certificate in Business Studies and has 30 years experience in
Financial Management.


Martin is our Financial Controller and also oversees some of our business clients with monthly reporting.


Auckland Chartered Accountants

Grace Lu




Grace is an Associate Member of CPA Australia. She has been with the Lowthers team since 2013. She looks after a few business clients compliance requirements and preparation of financial statements and tax returns for companies, partnerships and sole traders.


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Iresha Gamage



ACCA (UK), MBA (Hons), PG Dip (Applied Mgt), BBMgt (Hons)

Iresha is an Chartered Accountant from UK  and holds ACCA membership. She joined us in 2018. She is having number of years’ experience in Auditing and Accounting field. Initially she has been engaged with Accounting, Tax Administration, Company Compliance , Trust Compliance and other administration tasks, and she becomes a full time accountant from this year onwards . she is willing to become  a CA in NZ after 3 years of NZ working experience.


Auckland Chartered Accountants

Sebastian Green

Accounts Assistant


BCom, Grad Dip Bus

Sebastian comes to us straight from his studies. Among multiple tasks, Sebastian completes our Tax Administration, Companies Office and Trust compliance work. Sebastian is wanting to work his way into becoming a Chartered Accountant.



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Nirosha Abeysinghe

Office Manager


BA (Hons), PG Dip (Mgmt)

Nirosha joined Lowthers at the beginning of 2019 and is from Sri Lanka. After completion of her degree in Sri Lanka, she joined the Banking sector as an executive and later on joined the Hospitality industry and gained experience in administration and customer service. She has been in NZ for 2 and half years. She ensures that daily office operations are performed in a seamless and efficient manner. 


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Lowthers Chartered Accountants - Auckland Team